As I've mentioned before, I have a folder of images on my laptop called 'possibles'. It contains images that I've processed but, for one reason or another, haven't blogged: normally because I'm not entirely happy with the way they turned out. This one is no exception.

It was taken in February 2010 from the Palm Jumeirah (Dubai), while shooting with my good friends Catalin Marin and Robin Nichols, and when I first processed it I wanted to create an image with a lot more contrast. No matter what I tried though I kept coming back to a version that looked very similar to this one, simply because nothing else seemed to work.

Anyway, at the time I decided that I wasn't all that keen on the result, but didn't want to discard it, so confined it the 'possibles' folder. Today though, when I looked at it again, I decided I liked it a lot better. I have made a few minor changes, in terms of tidying up some masking errors and bringing out more of the fine scale detail using Topaz Detail, but in all other respects it's much as it was when I processed it last February.

Let me know what you think.

In other news, as I mentioned when I posted my last entry, we're currently offering 25% off our Photoshop tutorials, so if you've been thinking about updating or improving your post-production skills now would be a great time to sign up!

captured
camera
lens
focal length
aperture
shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
ISO
flash
image quality
RAW converter
image editor
plugins (etc)
cropped?
3.05pm on 27/2/10
Canon 5D Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
25mm
f/14
1/20
aperture priority
+2/3
evaluative
100
no
RAW
Camera Raw
Photoshop CS5
Topaz Detail
minor transformation
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